Posted by: brendaintheboro | September 2, 2018

Great Northern Quilt Show 2018

This week has been a short one in terms of cycling as I reported in on Tuesday. We have been out but it has only been short rides, along the river and through the park type runs.

The weather has been much cooler in the early mornings and as the days shorten , there is a feeling that autumn is in the air. Indeed, the meteorological autumn started yesterday on 1 September.

I had a small piece on display at the quilt show in Harrogate, Yorkshire and so DH and I went down to it . I needed to buy a new rule for cutting out and my trusty cutting board has seen better days so I got both of those at the various traders who come to the show.


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These pieces were all made by members of Pieceful Days Quilters. M had decided to issue a challenge and supplied us with sky fabric and we had to make small quilts to depict our houses. We are a very diverse group and this is reflected in our homes. We wanted them all displayed together but for some unknown reason J’s quilt was not the next one along but it is delightful. Mine is 2nd from the left with the bicycle on it.

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I was also fortunate enough to get in a one hour workshop with the delightful Kate Andre who teaches fabric colouring in various ways. Yesterday was working using screen printing and stamping and then colouring using Inktense pencils. I still haven’t finished them but have made a start . Its good to have play time.

These are some of Kate’s samples and she makes these instead of birthday cards.


There were some beautiful quilts on display and i did take photos of my favourites but cant show them as I don’t have permission.

So this week I managed to get in another 47.92 miles so YTD is 3324.72 miles



  1. I like the idea of the row of houses.

  2. there should have been more but not everyone was happy with their finished piece. It was great to see the differences as two live on farms, some live in modern homes or apartments and I live in an Edwardian terrace, so it gave us great variety.

  3. What a lovely idea for the quilt challenge. I was hoping your pics would come up larger if I clicked on them but that didn’t happen. Glad you put your bike in!

    • Lizzie , it was a bit prophetic . I put the blue bike on as a last minute addition because I like blue bikes never thinking I would get one. I am a lucky lass.

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